Who needs crazy uncles...

Posted by: steveg

Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/12/12 03:53 AM

When you've got crazier former clients? Got this email last night from the same TP wing nut who's charming holiday Xmas party invitation I posted recently (BTW, the emphasis is his):

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Subject: 35 states and counting

This, like many things, is just not the way it is supposed to be. Children of congress members do not have to pay back their college student loans. How nice! Monday on Fox news they learned that the staffers of Congress family members are exempt from having to pay back student loans.

This will get national attention if other news networks will broadcast it. When you add this to the below, just where will all of it stop? . Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.

This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please pass it on. This is an idea that we should address.

For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws.

The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform... in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop.
If each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.


Of course, the inclusion of Fox News in his rant was the give-away, and a quick Snopes.com check validated my skepticism. So I replied to him with the same link and the message, "Ahem." His reply to me was "You mean 'Amen'." crazy

It's bad enough when someone doesn't get it. But when they refuse to get it, well, the conversation is ovah.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/12/12 05:48 AM

Funny.. I have an aunt who once a month or two... I hafta send her a snopes link to debunk some BS pro-GOP baloney she is perpetuating. It does absolutely no good. She lives in her bubble. Granted, she has to be in her mid 80s... but I believe the mold was cast long ago.

In a galaxy far, far away.... laugh
Posted by: steveg

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/12/12 06:33 AM

LOL. I think you saw the comment my cousin made about my space helmet pic on Facebook yesterday. Same deal. He's my first cousin, we were attached at the hip as kids and though college, got stoned together a half dozen times a week, and — hair and height notwithstanding — we even look alike. After college he became a "Christian Jew" and moved to MO, where he gradually morphed into a right wing evangelist. He's convinced Obama is the Devil incarnate and all Libs are the spawn of Beelzebub! eek laugh
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/12/12 08:23 AM

See how dangerous drug use is, Steve? If you don't believe me, check this out.

I guess your cousin was lucky that he didn't suffer from getting high. Just accept the lord, man, accept the lord!

wink
Posted by: steveg

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/12/12 09:04 AM

LOL. I saw that. It's just envy. She wishes she had something to fry. wink
Posted by: steveg

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/12/12 09:14 AM

But, speaking of fried brains...

eek
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/12/12 09:31 AM

Whenever I send a snopes clarification to my right leaning family or friends they don't believe it because they say snopes is a liberal leaning site. crazy

Can't pick family I guess.
Posted by: garyW

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/12/12 09:44 AM

I always trust Snopes … but who died and made them King? laugh Snopes has always been the 'Nate Silver' of the conspiracy/wacko-email fact checking world. I can understand why rightwingers would automatically accuse them as Liberal Bias because it regularly debunks 100% of their horrible accusations about liberals and Obama.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/12/12 10:49 AM

And if more proof that the right wing doesn't listen outside the echo chamber is needed...

This former client holds training classes for the equipment he sells throughout the year, and I produced a poster-size calendar for him for the past few years. In addition to the class dates, it includes regional trade events, hunting season dates, and all of the Christian holidays. Last year, I asked him if he wanted to include any other religious holidays, Kwanza, Rosh Hashanah, Ramadan, etc. He never answered me.

Now, despite my resigning his account several months ago, he just emailed me to ask if I'd do his 2013 calendar, and he attached a list of all the new dates.

Ok, this is a test. I asked him again about including other holidays. If he says yes, I'll take his $1,000 and do the calendar. If he declines or doesn't answer by Friday, I'll tell him my answer is the same as my party RSVP: No-10-Q! crazy
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/12/12 05:48 PM

They don't need fact checkers! End of argument. crazy
Posted by: steveg

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/13/12 03:36 AM

Oh, wait... You want even more proof? Last night he blasts a mia culpa to his entire mailing list:
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It has been brought to my attention that the email I sent out yesterday contained some erroneous information… yes, our friends in Washington are egregious on many, if not most counts, but apparently the information I passed on was embellished.

This is NOT to say I don’t harbor pure contempt, bordering on maniacal disdain for (pretty much) “the whole lot of ‘em”, but if I stoop to their level of fallacious spin doctoring…well, then I would be as lowly as them…

My sincerest apologies.
But just when you think the guy is showing a glimmer of smarts, he goes on...
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In an attempt to make amends, (and keep from being moved to everyone’s junk folder) I offer you the piece below (scroll beneath my signature macro)

I can ASSURE you that I FACT CHECKED this one 10 WAYS FROM SUNDAY and I will stake my reputation on its accuracy!!!
And this is what's attached. crazy

Posted by: steveg

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/13/12 03:41 AM

BTW, still no response to my query regarding more diversity on the calendar he asked my to produce for next year. Conscience trumps fee. I'll just send him last year's files and he dan find someone else to take the gig. Bleh... sick
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/13/12 03:46 AM

For a thousand bucks... I'll do it. I have no morals... blush

/baby needs shoes... plus she's in private Catholic school.
What can I say...lol.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/13/12 10:28 AM

It ain't like I couldn't use the bucks. And it's not that the guy is actually evil. I resigned the account in the first place because he exhibited the kind of intolerance I won't tolerate. And now, I feel like helping him out — for any price — is like wearing one of those I'M WITH STUPID T-shirts.

If he kept this crap to himself, or just within his own circle of friends/family, and out of my line of sight and hearing, it may not be as big an issue in the broader sense. But he puts it right out there in the business community — and we are, in fact, known by the company we keep. Meh... crazy
Posted by: MrB

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/13/12 05:06 PM

Originally Posted By: steveg
LOL. I think you saw the comment my cousin made about my space helmet pic on Facebook yesterday. Same deal. He's my first cousin, we were attached at the hip as kids and though college, got stoned together a half dozen times a week, and — hair and height notwithstanding — we even look alike. After college he became a "Christian Jew" and moved to MO, where he gradually morphed into a right wing evangelist. He's convinced Obama is the Devil incarnate and all Libs are the spawn of Beelzebub! eek laugh


Your cousin must be my sister. At a birthday party for another of our sisters she said quite loudly. " The problem we have to get that niggggar out of the White House" . She a self proclaimed Christian. Sad

Dave
Posted by: MrB

Re: Who needs crazy uncles... - 12/13/12 05:14 PM

Same here. My bro in law brings up that tie where they stepped over the line and got something wrong.

I counter that at least they look things up and don't just pass it along as if its the truth.

Me, when I send something in an email which has my name attached I'm vouching for it. My family says they don't care, they jut hit the forward button.

I've been tempted to start my own viral email to see how long it takes to get back to me.

Quite often I will see the same email sent to me by five of my family. Each just forwarding it along.

Dave